Selecting the Perfect Wedding Band

How to Choose a Wedding Band...

You've already said yes, and now it's time to pick the second most important ring of your life: your wedding band. While the engagement ring may take all the fanfare in terms of bridal jewelry, the wedding band is important too! It's important to find a ring that complements not only your engagement ring but also your lifestyle and changing tastes. There's are many things to consider when making choosing your band so here are some of our tips.


1. Start your search early

Don't wait until the last minute. Many couples wait too long and it's important to leave enough time to create the wedding band you most desire. The ideal time to begin looking is 3-4 months prior to the big day. 

2. Make sure you have your engagement ring

3. Keep your lifestyle in mind

Many people choose to wear their wedding band every day. If this sounds like something you'll do, it's important to keep your lifestyle in mind when choosing the right ring. If you're super active, go to the gym regularly, or use your hands for work, you may want to choose a more durable wedding band option to prevent damage and premature wear. This also means considering the maintenance. The more intricate your wedding band, the more time and care you'll have to invest in keeping it in tip-top shape. If you're not into the extra upkeep, a simple, fuss-free gold or platinum ring never goes out of style.


4. Size it right

Accurate sizing is especially important when it comes to your wedding band. If you plan on rarely taking off your wedding band, it needs to be made to fit even when your fingers swell and contract—through hot and cold months, exercise, and even pregnancy. It is recommended that you schedule your ring fitting at a time when you're relaxed, aren't retaining water, and your body temperature is most normal. Never schedule your ring fitting first thing in the morning or right after you've exercised.

5. Don't worry about matching

A common question that comes up during wedding band shopping is "should our wedding bands match?" Contrary to what some may say, your wedding band does not need to match your spouse's. While choosing coordinating bands is traditional, and still desired by certain couples, don't feel pressured to match if you two have different tastes. Express your individuality and choose the ring you most love—and let your partner pick the ring that best suits them.